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Leaving Cannes we picked up the Route Napoleon at Grasse, straight away we could see how good this was going to be. The further we went the steeper the terrain, we encountered a few slow moving coaches which provided a little entertainment (got a video somewhere in this lot) but we were generally able to get past and make good progress. Then we got …
... at the map: Je regarde la carte
une chaussure – shoe
une chaussure de marche – hiking shoe
- Je mets mes chaussures – I put on my shoes
un chemin – path
- suivre le chemin – follow the path: Je suis le chemin
un col – mountain pass
... to be corrugated iron roofs, just like the old houses in NZ. Unlike the ones there, which are more likely than not, painted red, the roofs here are unpainted and patchy with rust.
Higher still we found a massive hotel, which looks like a ski village within itself. We stopped there to have our picnic lunch and watched a paraglider float above a peak. It looked as if he was so high he could be in danger of running out of ...
... Auron, the host village, well, there's not much there. We camped down the road at Isola with our German buddies and spend a final evening celebrating the achievements of the week. Teresa is running 4th in the women's GC and Roland is top 5 in the men's. They are in good spirits.
And tomorrow's stage to Nice has been shortened due to expected thunderstorms early afternoon. The French police want all riders off the road by 1pm, ...
... we arrive home. I spoke to a Canadian yesterday who had competed in this years BC (British Columbia) MTB race and it sounds as if I have to practice riding lots of large tree roots. My mate Alan Vogt who I build trails with for the Mont and Kowalski Classic got us two entries into the race next year, so that will be my training goal for 2014. It was an on/off/on decision and its on around early July next year. So now I have to start riding ...